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Sep 18

A Proclamation in Loving Memory of Doctor Nathaniel Horn

Posted on September 18, 2023 at 11:19 AM by James Guirguis

Whereas, the Village of Park Forest Board of Trustees and Staff pay respects to the family of Doctor Nathaniel Horn and Congresswoman Robin Kelly; and

Whereas, Nathaniel Horn was born in 1955. The second child in a family with four children, he grew up on the far south side of Chicago; and 

Whereas, Nathaniel attended catholic grammar school and went on to attend Mendel Catholic High School; and 

Whereas, from an early point in his life, Nathaniel had aspirations to be a physician. In working to fulfill this goal, he attended Bradley University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1977. It was at Bradley that he first met his future wife, Robin. He was also inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Bradley University in 1974; and

Whereas, he then attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and graduated in 1982 with a Doctorate of Medicine; and 

Whereas, Dr. Nathaniel Horn completed his medical residency at the University of Chicago Hospital. He began his medical career at Jackson Park Hospital and then Illinois Masonic Hospital. In his career, he specialized in anesthesiology, internal medicine and men’s health; and

Whereas, Dr. Horn opened his own facility, the Horn Clinic, in Matteson in 2014. In his most recent position he served as medical director of Boston Medical Group; and 

Whereas, in his personal life, Nathaniel Horn traveled extensively and would fondly share stories of the sights he had seen and the people he met. As a true South Sider, he was a serious sports fan who ardently supported the Bears, Bulls and the White Sox; and

Whereas, he was a quiet but very effective source of support for his wife and family; and 

Whereas, above all else, Dr. Nathaniel Horn loved spending time with his wife, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, their children, grandchildren and their extended family and friends.  

NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Park Forest, Cook and Will Counties, do hereby proclaim to the family of Dr. Nathaniel Horn that we know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great. And while we share in your grief and mourning, we thank you for the service of Nathaniel and hope that the many warm memories of his life and legacy bring you peace. Humbly submitted by the Village of Park Forest and PROCLAIMED on this 23rd day of August 2023. 

Joseph A. Woods, Mayor


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